On December 21st we reach the standstill of the winter solstice, arriving at the shortest day of the year and the longest night.
Celebrating the turning of the earth and the returning of the light, from today on the days will slowly but surely lengthen from now until the summer solstice when they reach their peak again.
While mother earth sleeps, the seeds of next years potential begin to form deep beneath her surface. Use this time of quiet and stillness to meditate on what it is you would like to draw in for 2020. What seeds to you need to sow in order to reap their benefits next year?
Ideally we should be at our quietest at this time of year, in order to go with the flow of nature, but in the West tradition has it that this is the busiest time, at Christmas all of the hustle and bustle can leave us with precious little time to sit and reflect.
There is a lot of symbolism associated with this time of year not least of which is the reindeer which synonymous with Christmas. In Shamanic tradition, the deer is a symbol of calm serenity, gentleness and safety for those seeking peace. Her energy reminds us that it is in the stillness that we will find our centre and serenity. Take some “time in” this weekend and in the coming week to pause and reflect on the year just gone and on what you want to invite in for the coming year, as the light returns, it brings with it the possibility for new growth and new beginnings.
On the 26th we will have a new moon eclipse. The new moon is when there is no moon, the cycle of the waning moon is complete and the waxing of the new moon has yet to begin in earnest. It is a pause between the exhale and the inhale of the cycles of the moon. It is said that at an eclipse* the universe changes gears. Eclipses open and close portals representing a moment in time when we can step through these portals and make an internal shift to move things along once and for all. A great time to set your intentions. (*eclipse information from “moonology” by Yasmin Boland)
Gratitude for many blessings this year
I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support this year, as readers of my newsletter, you give me the opportunity to share what I have learned so far on my feng shui journey, which I love to do.
It has been my great pleasure to consult with many of you on feng shui for your homes and businesses and to spend time sharing the application of feng shui design with many of you at workshops throughout the year.
2019 has been a wonderful year of learning and sharing and I am truly grateful for the many blessings it has brought. Not least, the amazing prize of a self-publishing package which I was awarded by Hay House as second prize in their writers workshop programme held in Dublin for the first time this year. Their support for my writing is an extraordinary affirmation for which I am truly humbled and grateful. More on this in the new year!
Until then, I wish you and yours a happy, healthy and Peaceful Solstice and Christmas and every blessing for the year ahead!
An invitation to tap in to your potential for the coming year
Being in your element; Whats in store for you 2020?
Discover more about your own personal energy signature and how best to support yourself in your home. 9 Star ki – your astrological companion to feng shui
In this class we look at our own personal energy signature – the elements that make up our emotional centre, our character and our outer expression. We look at the way in which our energy differs from, or integrates with, other elements in those in our immediate circle. We also take in how our energy changes and evolves each year over a cycle of 9 years and how best to go with the flow of this movement. What is does 2020 hold for your personal energy and how best to tap into that. We will also look at the energy for your partner, friends, family and colleagues to better understand how we act and interact with each other based on our elemental signature.
If you wish to delve deeper into the application of feng shui design to your home, join us for one of our two weekend workshops being held in March 21st and 22nd and October 17th and 18th. These are small gatherings which allow us to spend in depth time on each persons floor-plan and the application of feng shui design to it, taking into consideration your own personal energy and synchronising this with the energy of your home.